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Bible Commentaries
Daniel 12

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Verse 1

thy people

That is, Daniel's people, the Jews. Cf. Daniel 9:15; Daniel 9:16; Daniel 9:20; Daniel 9:24; Daniel 10:14.

Verse 4


The "time of the end" in Daniel. The expression, or its equivalent, "in the end," occurs, Daniel 8:17-19; Daniel 9:26; Daniel 11:35; Daniel 11:40; Daniel 11:45; Daniel 12:4; Daniel 12:6; Daniel 12:9.


(1) The time of the end in Daniel begins with the violation by "the prince that shall come" (i.e. "little horn," "man of sin," "Beast") of his covenant with the Jews for the restoration of the temple and sacrifice Daniel 9:27 and his presentation of himself as God ; Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:36-38; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:4-6 and ends with his destruction by the appearing of the Lord in glory. ; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 19:19; Revelation 19:20.

(2) The duration of the "time of the end" is three and one half years, coinciding with the last half of the seventieth week of Daniel. Daniel 7:25; Daniel 12:7; Revelation 13:5.

(3) This "time of the end" is the "time of Jacob's trouble." Jeremiah 30:7 "a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation" Daniel 12:1 "great tribulation such as was not from the beginning of the world. . . nor ever shall be" Matthew 24:21. The N.T., especially the Book of the Revelation, adds many details.

Verse 10

many shall be

A prophecy describing the moral state of the world from Daniel's day to the time of the end. Cf. Matthew 13:24-30; Matthew 13:36-43; Matthew 13:47-49.

Verse 11


(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 12

thousand three hundred and five and thirty days

Three periods of "days" date from the "abomination" (i.e. the blasphemous assumption of deity by the Beast, Daniel 12:11; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4.

(1) Twelve hundred and sixty days to the destruction of the Beast Daniel 7:25; Daniel 12:7; Revelation 13:5; Revelation 19:19; Revelation 19:20. This is also the duration of the great tribulation (See Scofield "Revelation 19:20- :") .

(2) Dating from the same event is a period of 1290 days, and addition of thirty days Daniel 12:11.

(3) Again forty-five days are added, and with them the promise of Daniel 12:12. No account is directly given of that which occupies the interval of seventy-five days between the end of the tribulation and the full blessing of verse 12. It is suggested that the explanation may be found in the prophetic descriptions of the events following the battle of Armageddon. ; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:21. The Beast is destroyed, and Gentile world-dominion ended, by the smiting of the "Stone cut out without hands" at the end of the 1260 days, but the scene is, so to speak, filled with the debris of the image which the "wind" must carry away before full blessing comes in Daniel 2:35.

Verse 13


i.e. of the 1260,1290, and 1335 days.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Daniel 12". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/daniel-12.html. 1917.
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